Well done my friends! There were some great guesses, none of them correct of course, but great. And, no Cookie, it is most assuredly not Jane Withers, because I saw our Janie live and in person a few months back!
About 10 years before the mystery photo was taken our enshrouded guest lived here:
But the years, lack of quality work, and addictions had not been kind. Our photo was snapped waaaay down the hill inside this apartment building:
In this downstairs corner apartment:
Behind this door:
And if this 1956 photo was scary to you, well I think that might have made our mystery guest very happy: